European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Round 2 Predictions

It might only be round 2 of this competition but it's already do or die for some sides. With only 6 rounds to qualify, losing the opening 2 can be fatal to your chances. Again though domestic priorities might mean teams are happy to see themselves slipping out of this competition at the earliest opportunity.... Continue Reading →

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European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Round 1 Predictions

The lottery cup is about to start! OK that's perhaps a little harsh on the European Rugby Challenge Cup but from a picking point of view it can feel like that sometimes. The thing you need to understand is that teams won't always take this competition that seriously. Domestic action can take a priority especially... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Preview

The lesser of the two European competitions kicks off this week. It's always a difficult one to get excited about. First it's the teams from the bottom halves of the leagues but more importantly not all teams take it seriously. This means fans aren't watching first choice sides and sometimes won't recognise some of their... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk – How Will The Pro12 Impact South African Domestic Rugby?

The BBC have reported that two of South Africa's Super Rugby teams will be joining the Pro12 as soon as the year. This is something that's been rumoured for a while and everybody only seems to be asking how that will affect the Pro12 and European Rugby Champions & Challenge Cups. However if this goes... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk European Rugby Champions Cup Groups

It's hard to get excited with club rugby with the Lions tour going on and International rugby kicking off this weekend. However the powers that be have decided to draw the pools for the European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cups. Here are my thoughts on the European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cup groups from my... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cup 2016-2017 Final Predictions

We have reached the finals! People's seasons are going to be made or broken this weekend. Here are my European Rugby Champions & Challenge Cup Final Predictions from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/w-tJvvQb8c0 In brief here are my predictions: Champions Cup Clermont Auvergne v Saracens - Saracens by 5 Challenge Cup Gloucester Rugby v Stade Francais -... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cup 2016-2017 Semi Final Predictions

We are at the stage where legends are made and seasons are defined. It's time for the semi finals of the European competitions! Here are my European Rugby Champions & Challenge Cup Semi Final Predictions from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/jDc9cmjlSMQ In brief here are my predictions: Champions Cup Munster v Saracens - Saracens by 3 Clermont... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk European Rugby Champions Cup Qualification

Niall Hickey asked me on YouTube for my thoughts on the qualification criteria from the Pro12 into the European Rugby Champions Cup and if Italy should have an automatic spot. Here are my thoughts on European Rugby Champions Cup Qualification from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/kqsEqqzSS64 Support DrivingMaul As Patron @EsseHunter said on Twitter “Can’t expect quality service... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cup 2016-2017 Quarter Final Predictions

We are approaching the pointy end of the season with no more internationals to get in the way. Teams know that each game could define their season from here on and there's the additional pressure of Lions selection coming up. Here are my European Rugby Champions & Challenge Cup Quarter Final Predictions from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier.... Continue Reading →

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